You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. ~Author Unknown (jensgyrations.blogspot.com)
This was on my sister's blog and I thought I would expand on it a bit.
How much time do we spend thinking about this weight/eating thing? Do we try to devise some new angle to losing weight? Do we spend time equating activities and calories burned with how much we can eat? Do we look at food and try to imagine a way to account for those calories? Do we balance today's poor choices by vowing to fast tomorrow?
Do we diet in our minds? Do we exercise in our minds? Have you ever heard that the road to hell is paved with good intentions?
We choose the road to hell. We choose it in reverse - by NOT doing what our minds/logic/reasoning would have us do. Doing those things is what gets us to goal (heaven) - who wants to go there anyway? It is much better to overeat/binge, lay around, rationalize, and complain. While this is sarcastic; it's how I have behaved at times. We want to get there on our terms. We don't want boundaries, limits, and commitments; I want to do what I want, when I want, and as much as I want.
It's also why I am losing my weight for the third time.